Area volleyball roundup
Note: Sept. 5 game results were not available at press time.
Sept. 1: Durant 2, Evangelical Christian 1 (Cougar Encounter tournament, Fort Myers)
Sept. 4: Newsome (H) 3, Durant 0
Sept. 13: @ Strawberry Crest, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 17: vs. Bloomingdale, 7:30 p.m.
PLANT CITY (4-1)
Aug. 29: Bloomingdale (H) 3, Plant City 0
Sept. 4: Plant City (H) 3, Riverview 1
Sept. 13: @ Lennard, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 17: vs. Strawberry Crest, 7:30 p.m.
STRAWBERRY CREST (2-5)
Sept. 1: Calvary Christian 2, SCHS 0 (Warrior Volleyball Invitational, Clearwater)
Sept. 6: vs. Leto, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 12: @ Riverview, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 13: vs. Durant, 7:30 p.m.
PCHS XC at Lecanto Invitational
Plant City’s boys cross country team placed 12th overall at the Sept. 1 Lecanto Invitational, led by Danny Ramirez’s time of 18:37.86. Not far behind him were Tyler Carter, who ran an 18:50.50, and Anthony Killick with a time of 19:07.07.
The girls placed 24th at the meet and were led by Hannah Manley’s time of 24:59.38. The next-fastest Raider on the girls side was Cecilia Castillo, who finished in 27:11.04.
The Raiders, along with the Durant Cougars and Strawberry Crest Chargers, will be back in action this Saturday at the Seffner Christian Invitational at Holloway Park in Lakeland.
Kole Strong fundraiser successful
Beef 'O' Brady's of Plant City hosted its fundraiser for Kolton "Kole" Smith on Aug. 30. Though an exact dollar amount was not specified, manager Marcie Reichert said it was one of the most successful the restaurant has hosted.
The GoFundMe fundraiser started to help Smith with his medical bills, Kole's Next Play, has raised $8,330 in two months. Anyone interested in donating can visit gofundme.com/kole039s-next-play.